Intrahepatic bile ducts

1. Bile ducts: 2. Intrahepatic bile ducts, 3. Left and right hepatic ducts, 4. Common hepatic duct, 5. Cystic duct, 6. Common bile duct, 7. Ampulla of Vater, 8. Major duodenal papilla
9. Gallbladder, 10-11. Right and left lobes of liver. 12. Spleen.
13. Esophagus. 14. Stomach. Small intestine: 15. Duodenum, 16. Jejunum
17. Pancreas: 18: Accessory pancreatic duct, 19: Pancreatic duct.
20-21: Right and left kidneys (silhouette).
The anterior border of the liver is lifted upwards (brown arrow). Gallbladder with Longitudinal section, pancreas and duodenum with frontal one. Intrahepatic ducts and stomach in transparency.

Intrahepatic bile ducts are part of the outflow system of exocrine bile product from the liver.

They can be divided into large and small ducts.[1] Examples include:

  • Large: left and right hepatic ducts

Alternatively, they may refer to the ducts found between the interlobular bile ducts and the left and right hepatic ducts.[citation needed] The epithelium of these ducts is described as simple columnar epithelium with dense fibroelastic connective tissue and smooth muscle.

References

  1. ^ Roderick N. M. MacSween; Alastair D. Burt; Bernard Portmann; Linda D. Ferrell (2007). MacSween's pathology of the liver. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 518–. ISBN 9780443100123. http://books.google.com/books?id=08a3FiePGGQC&pg=PA518. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 



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